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The article on the left side main focus is the continued struggle for better wages and fair labor contracts in Kern County. The article on the right side explains how 150 Mexican-American Students who went to Elsa-Edcouch High School fought for justice with the assistance and support of Judge Reynaldo Garza, State Senator Joe Bernal, Rio Grande Catholic Church, and attorneys for the Mexican American legal Defense and Education Fund. The article on the right states that in 1969 Rio Grande City was dealing with chronic unemployment. They further explain that the quality of migrant working conditions and how they fought to improve their situation.
Kern County, Farm workers, employees, Kern County Employees Association, Fred Ward, pension plan, City Manager Gerald Minford, Elsa, Texas, Mexican-Americans, Federal District court, Judge Garza, State Senator Joe Bernal, Attorney, United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, Texas Employment Commission, census, Reynad de la Cruz, poverty, school board, student demands, school walkouts, Catholic Church, Mexican American legal Defense and Education, Gerald lopez, Elsa-Edcouch High School
Texas & California
El Malcriado Newspaper Collection
Archives & Special Collections of California State University, Monterey Bay
"Delano Employees Seek Raise, Elsa Students Victorious & Texan Protest Poverty: Empleados de Délano Buscan Aumento, Estudiantes de Elsa Victoriosos y Tejanos Protestan Contra la Pobreza" (1969). Subjects. 116.